The are buried on the sidelines, hidden deep behind the players…yet, they are the first ones out on the field when an injury occurs.
Athletic trainers are a crucial part of every team.
Their important role is to manage, prevent, recognize, and rehabilitate injuries in the athletes whom they care for. They work closely with licensed physicians and are typically the first responders in the event of injury on the field or court.
Each March, Texas Orthopedics joins in celebrating National Athletic Training Month to honor all of our staff members (orthopedists and physical therapists) who serve the many local sports teams around town, including:
National Athletic Training month is organized by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), whose headquarters is located right here in Texas (Carrollton, TX). The association has a membership of more than 43,000 athletic trainers worldwide and helps spread awareness about the profession while facilitating training and certification for those pursuing it as a career.
Texas Orthopedics gives a big round of applause to all of the trainers out there who work so hard at keeping our athletes safe. The game couldn’t go on without you!
(Courtesy of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association)